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, the republican candidate was poppy bush. george h.w. bush. the day before the election that year he went and campaigned in pennsylvania. and then the next day, he lost pennsylvania. the next election, 1996, republican candidate was bob dole. right before the election, bob dole went and campaigned in pennsylvania. then bob dole lost pennsylvania. in 2004 the republican was president george w. bush and the day before the election, george w. bush went and campaigned in pennsylvania. and then the next day, george w. bush lost pennsylvania. last time around as well the sunday before the election, there's republican john mccain, campaigning in pennsylvania. and then john mccain loses pennsylvania. right before the election, you can set your watch by it. the republican presidential contender will go and campaign in pennsylvania. and every year the media responds by saying, wow the republican is going to pennsylvania. maybe the republicans are going to win pennsylvania this year. does this mean the republicans are planning on winning pennsylvania this year? and the republicans say, yes, we're go
that most americans or a majority of americans still blame president george w. bush for the economic woes they face right now. >> you know, it's remarkable, george. three years and ten months into the obama presidency, a majority of voters, in fact by a 15-point marriagen voters blame george w. bush, not barack obama for the current state of the economy and those voters are overwhelmingly voting for obama for re-election. george w. bush is the most unpopular second-term president in the post-war era following him into the presidency is for barack obama, the gift that keeps on giving. >> nicolle wallace, you've worked for george w. bush. you saw one thing, one dynamic in the entire campaign is mitt romney did not want to be tethered to the economic policies of george w. bush and, of course, president bush did not come to the convention. >> right, you know, he really was an invisible figure and republicans i think made a bet -- certainly in 2010 it worked against barack obama to still be blaming george w. bush who would appear based on the things we're looking at tonight that voters were re
, a romney adviser, led republicans to victory from a supreme court battle between george w. bush and al gore in 2000. >> i'm clearing my calendar just in case i need to be ready for the next five weeks. >> reporter: he says if elections officials want to avoid litigation, they shoumtd change direction in the middle of the game. >> if you follow the rules that were in place on election day with respect to counting the ballots, then the presumptive outcome will be respected when the electoral college votes are counted. >> but the truth is there could be other changes to the rules especially as states affected by the superstorm get ready for the election. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> and tonight a program note. cnn's anderson cooper and wolf blitzer are taking a closer look at where the candidates are focusing their attention and whether the battleground states might hold any surprises. "america's choice 2012:countdown to election day" air force tonight at 8:00 eastern. >>> people in many of the smaller coastal towns devastated by superstorm sandy depend on summer tourism to survive, but the
. of course mentioned george w. bush. jeb bush in florida before him. certainly establishmen time. mellman. others. understood the demographic changes and the republicans need hispanics to be part of the coalition and historic levels ofkq democratic advantage with i
enlist to sell this message of what real change he's offering america? the headliners were george w. bush's secretary of state, george w. bush's labor secretary, the governor and current speaker of the house. mitt romney, change you can believe in if you really liked george w. bush and if you like the current republican congress. then we're the kind of real change we're looking for. who cast this thing, the democrats? one of the reasons that the message of real change resonated back in 2008 because the country at large had ceased to be delighted by the george w. bush administration. and it wasn't just the war in iraq or, or, or, or. it was stuff like this. this is the u.s. state department's annual report on global terrorism in 2003. every year they would put together a report like this detailing accidents of terrorism around the world. and the next report after this one, showed that despite the bush administration's claims that we were winning the war on terror, despite the constant claims, the number of terrorist attacks had gone up to its highest level in the two decades the state depa
in the mountain west that george w. bush did so well in, colorado, iowas, your nevadas new mexico. romney did didn't play out there. >> to give you a sense of the magnitude, 8% of the hispanics in 2008 and 10% this year and romney's share went from, republican share went to 27 from 31. >> and the romney campaign thought they needed 37% of that hispanic vote for the numbers to win and they got 27%, the arithmetic on the latino vote is just brutal and obvious, they have to do something about that. >> paul: quickly? >> i want today make one more point about the type of campaign at that romney ran. focused on the economy and wanted to make the obama economy, but he woke up wednesday morning and probably saw an exit poll figure that had him devastated for people, 50% of the electorate still thought this economy was george w. bush's fault. it's astonishing. >> it's astonishing. >> and one of the failures, not making a distinction in the campaign, the theme explanation why he would be different than george w. bush. when we come back, the soul searching begins as republicans face another four years of a d
eisenhower, i might add. he won an electoral college landslide. george w. bush with a much smaller electoral win pronounced he had a mandate. this president is not going to use that language, it is oh, so 20th century, not how he intends to govern. but beneath the numbers of a reelected president, a senate that is divided, there was an earthquake. it was an election that, republicans should have won in a bad economy, with all that money, and they lost virtually every group. they even lost cubans in florida, which used to reliable vote. so you have to ask what does the republican party do next? but that is not my top priority frankly. >> don't broad brush it excessively. the republicans kept the house, the democrats kept the senate and the president, a democrat, kept the white house. that is a split verdict. >> beneath those numbers there was an earthquake john. >> oh, the hidden earthquake. nobody felt it? >> everybody feels it. >> nothing on the restrictter scale but there was -- on the scale. >>> when you think we had 23 million people unemployed and the worst in our history and he still c
me educate you. jfk lowered marginal tax rates, boom into the treasury. george h.w. bush did the same thing. burr bush did the same thing and ronald reagan and every -- >> george w. bush had the biggest financial crisis since the great depression. george herbert walker bush destroyed the economy. >> let me educate you. jfk, ronald reagan and george w. bush, every single time we lowered tax rates we had economic boom, job creation and more money flowing into the treasury. >> he has to figure out a way to get money into the treasury. we both know lowering tax rates alone will not do that. melissa: she thinks it will. you have to come back with different point. >> monica, there is no evidence to support what you just said. >> i have empirical evidence for deck indicates every single time it has been done it it happened. >> george w. bush's economy was complete and total failure. everybody on the planet agrees with that. >> let me correct that. george w. bush signed two waves of tax cuts into law, 2001, 2003 with bipartisan support. after that we had 54 consecutive months of job creation.
. if obama is re-elected he will be. and i suspect they would be happy to go back to george w. bush was trying to do a few years ago. but it is a tragedy we haven't really talked about because it is much harder to get something passed. >> how do you see it. >> i think the republican party is kursd and it's cursed itself. and they spent 22 debate, presidential candidates arguing about who was the most against or building the biggest, widest most daunting even electrified wall to keep people out. and mitt romney ran to the right of newt gingrich and rick perry. he was the most try ghent-- strident, round them up and toss them out of the country. >> energy time, and political capital to pass legislation state after state to make it more difficult to vote, primarily for latinos. and third they don't campaign in their neighborhoods or their community t they don't ask for their vote, and finally mitt romney and his unguarded moment at boca raton in his 47 percent speech taped without his knowledge says that he would be better off if he could run as a latino because his father was born in
did the mistakes of president clinton or george w. bush bush, why are those not fatal mistakes? request else's going on? there is a comment made about but do have a message jan two went on to say bomb iran and it was a three day wonder. but it was crowded out and nobody carried it on. i compare that to the statement under fire in bosnia to repeat time after time until the media said is this true? then the than the obama people said look at credibility. it was so dramatic that i don't like people to lie to us and this is as close as obama saying she lied to us. who else pushes it is important if you have a candidate suit falls in south dakota and on the campaign trail all day. exhausted, 12 different stops. >> where they think they are at that point*? >> gary hart? >> if gary hart created the original sin of challenging the people in the media of. most knew that he ran around but rather than letting it go, we're at a time the media did not look into that so carefully. politicians have no backstage area. but that was not the case and challenge the media to say you prove it so a r
with the war in iraq when george w. bush ran for reelection against john kerry, but voters by a small margin seemed to believe george bush would be the better leader. it cannot be said that the vote reflected a referendum on george w. bush's first term. the importance of the communications skill of a candidate to not be discounted as a factor, however. but all of this misses a different valuation that needs to be taken into account in judging between incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elective to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country about a 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security and economic climate after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest the gamble should not be taken. simply that history interplay in with politics might give us pause. what does history predict about a second term for barack obama? were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office? what are the
here. this is the way george w. bush ran his presidency. whether you liked or didn't like george w. bush, he was always out there being a salesman. it's the reality that we live in a entire campaign. it is strictly the only way to do this business. >> now, it would seem also, victoria, that the president is in a better position to really make his case. his approval rating is 52%. congress's approval rating is only 18%. so with him on the road with that kind of gap in who has the higher approval numbers, which is no comparison, that's got to put some pressure on members of congress. >> absolutely. and, again, he's coming off the wave of the outreach wave of the 2012 campaign. it is really important he sells this policy, even though people indicate they support it, because at the same time, even though republicans are complaining that he's going on the road, republicans themselves right now are organizing themselves, house republicans, to take their own show on the road. so, the president is going to have pressure and competition from republican house members. it cannot sell itself,
the majority of voters still tag george w. bush with this down economy. and, look, i mean, we couldn't even win the argument on foreign policy in part because a lot of people are sick of the two wars that george w. bush got us into. that's just a fact. gorgeous george w. bush's type of republic party mitt romney as todd akin richard mourdock in another. >> very good with latinos, kevin mccarthy. we have some bright new leaders and we need to have more of those. >> george w. bush's policies spending and two wars ended up also delivering barack obama into the white house. but let's start with you, chip. your take where we are. what do you think of my point that romney ran a defensive campaign but he also did have to deal with the bush baggage, credibility on spending, and a foreign policy that was frankly the by product of the hopeful but ultimately rather confused and unsuccessful policy in the middle east? >> yeah. i think you are spot on. first, let me say i aspire to be one of those old white guys. >> laura: and rich. >> definitely be a rich old white guy no question. that's what i aspire to
of george w. bush and bolster its partnership with your a -- >> many germans believed obama would enable the u.s. to break with unpopular policies of george w. bush. >> 200,000 people in berlin came to hear him speak. no one before him manage to electrify the masses like that. he was and still is to extend a very charismatic leader. that is why the germans took such a shine to him. >> at the time, german chancellor angela merkel appeared unimpressed with obama 's performance. today, the u.s. president considers merkel to be one of his closest allies. last year, obama awarded to german chancellor the presidential medal of freedom, but merkel has been remarkably silent about the u.s. elections. her lack of open support suggests her friendship with obama may not be so close after all. but talk of a meeting this summer was also shut down. the chancellor had no plans to interrupt her vacation. at the last debate, obama talked about foreign policy. they came back to domestic issues and only once did he even mention europe. whichever candidate is elected, politicians say merkel's partners will
george w. bush won the hispanic vote in 2004. gwen: neither campaign are terribly concerned about that. they just want to win at all cost. do we see any kind -- everybody says it doesn't matter who shows up. as we watch get out the vote efforts an we watch voter disputes and the lawyers being dispatched around the country, is there anything happening that we don't see that doesn't show up in the polls? >> it is the first election since 2004 that's "normal." >> 2006 was a wave, 2010 was a wave. everybody saw the same data. and they were disagreing around the margin. now both sides have a fundamentally different view. it's not just these conversations with the campaigns, the presidential campaigns but also talking to republicans who are doing senate races. democrats who are doing their own independent polling. they too are coming up with polls that look like they're from different planets. so democrats, republicans, very different ideas of what this elect tort is going to look like. gwen: let's go gown to ohio where mitt romney is tonight as we -- let's go down to ohio where mitt romney'
. >> reporter: we'll hear argument now on number 00449 george w. bush versus al gore. >> reporter: gore's team wants the court to restart the recount it suspended last week. >> expect for four or five counties all of the counties would be completed about another day. and maybe even those counties could be now. >> reporter: some justices seem concerned that the standard for determining what constitutes the vote is to minimal. gore's attorney wants to count anything that deserns. >> reporter: the intense questioning during the 90 minute proceedings was interrupted by rare moments of laughter once when the attorney of federal of states called the justice by the wrong name twice. >> justice berner. >> i'm just telling you you better cut that out. >> reporter: neither candidate was in the courtroom but bush's legal team filled him in immediately after the proceedings. >> are you nervous. >> feel pretty calm. >> reporter: the united states supreme court rejected the florida supreme court's plan for a recount in florida and suggested they quickly come up with a new plan that would guarantee the same
was tired. >> there's no shame in that. >> in the first press conference that george w. bush gave after he was re-elected in 2004, the president gave a very specific response to what i think has to be the world's most general question. >> do you feel more free, sir? >> in terms of feeling free, well, i don't think you'll let me be too free. >> the "do you feel more free" question could have gone anywhere, right? but ultimately, i wound its way around to president george w. bush explaining that he felt he would accumulated political capital in the election and what he intended to spend his political capital on was privatizing social security. which became an obsessive focus of the bush second term, in which failed completely as proposed policy and as politics, they really just never recovered. it was the first press conference after he was reelected where he launched the privatize social security plan, and it turned out very poorly, very quickly, and it never got better. well, today president obama stepped into that particular page of the history books, when he he would his first press conf
down, and george w. bush was reelected president of the united states. all right, to virginia, another battle ground state, very close, and in these polls, you have mitt romney, leading in a lot of them, not all but a lot, virg numbers go up, and the big teal, neil in all polls there are some number of undecided. 2 or 5%, those people, they are say, you know this last 4 years, had not done it we're worse than we were then i'm giving mitt romney a chance, that is the bottom line in why mitt romney is going to win. neil: i can never understand, those who say this undecided this late in the game, not as if either the president or mitt romney are carving cut outs of each other, i would think -- i would think that you have that have to be partially clueless or from mea neptune to not oline yourself with one or the other. but, it is not as if, you know, people are going to confuse one candidate for the other. >> no, i think it the starkest and clearest choice in 30 years. i think things reagan and carter, one are people that are such casual voters, they are just not going to vote, but the ot
blame president george w. bush for the economy, and that is the case that president obama has been making almost as saying that his economic policies are basically those of president bill clinton's, that the economic proposals of government romney are those of george w. bush. this is turning into a bit of a proxy election pitting clinton against george w. bush. from here tonight they're saying and expecting a very late night. of course positive vibes coming out of the campaign, but still early here. they have not quite even let their supporters in yet. we are expecting near shortly. neil: let's switch over to romney headquarters in boston. >> well, i have to tell you, people are streaming into this room right now. you can see over my shoulder, the states they have been setting all afternoon long. we have as many as 5,000 folks who have volunteered for mitt romney who are on hand. the candidate himself just came into this building actually in the hotel attached to this area. we will not see him for some time to come. here's what people are telling us about what is going on across th
at -- obama is looking at. most in the polls blame george w. bush more than barack obama for the way conditions were when he came in. when ask you are we better off now than four years ago, people remember four years ago the economy was going off a cliff and largely don't blame the president for that. and i think the second part is back to what john was saying. demographics is destiny. a lot more now than it has been in the past. and we have to almost throw out the conventional wisdom that it's things like the jobs numbers that matter. when you look at the demographics of this race, the president has such a commanding lead among african-americans. among hispanics. that it counterbalances mitt romney's lead among older white voters. and it makes it very difficult. if the electorate is still something like 26% minority, barack obama -- chris: i got to get the romney side. the burden, the remoteness, the fact that not even 30% of the people think he connects with their real lives. >> that's his problem. that's his problem. when you look at the polls over and over again, who is the perso
carter to george w. bush, the president's got their nominees prove -- approved 79 to 99% of the time. president obama got 43% of the time. if there are any filibusters left, they need to be rare and they need to be need to be actual filibusters. host: one of the nominations that did not get the senate approval was that of robert bork. that is the subject of this tweet. he says, the author is biased against conservative republicans. his beloved senate of the 1980's is the one that castigated robert bork. guest: robert bork was defeated in 1987. he was defeated by democrats and some republicans. he was regarded as the right- wing's preeminent legal scholar. the senate approved double -- approved in the number of nominees to the supreme court, including justice scalia -- justice scalia. bork was regarded as exceptional and he was defeated for that reason. host: it is not that each side is trying to avenge their last defeat so bad when a -- so that when a democratic nominee comes up for approval, they are defeated by republicans and vice versa. guest: there is certainly some of that. som
blame for the economy, 53% of voters said george w. bush, 38% said obama. all those efforts throughout the year, throughout the last two years, to tie the president to the american economy, didn't seem to work. and then again on the people this thing, i think really, really matters and i've always said i don't think americans pull the lever for someone they don't like, exit pulling on who is in touch with people like you, president obama got 53%, mitt romney got 43%. >> yeah. it's interesting, you know, be certainly the obama team always thought that when they looked at their research, which they did copiously all the time and really aggressively, was that the understanding in the electorate of how deep the hole was that the president inherited was much more profound than we gave people credit for and that people, when they went out and talked to people in focus groups, people were not blaming george w. bush, as much as knowing it wasn't obama's fault and taking a long time. they kept asking themselves how can it be we're doing as well we're doing in this bad economy. they would go and
william county, little more conservative, 58% to 42%. four years ago, let's go back to when george w. bush carried the state. he won that county. if you came into fairfax county eight years ago, george w. bush lost the county but look at the margin. a much bigger margin for president obama. these close-in northern virginia suburbs where the people are, that's where most of the population growth is. governor romney doesn't have to win them, just has to get much closer than john mccain did four years ago. that's in the state of virginia. let's pick another one. we talk about how busy and important ohio is going to be. if you want to look at a couple of places in ohio, i will circle them for you. let's take two. one in the northeast corner, one in the southwest corner. what's in the northeast corner? lake county just outside cleveland. this is the suburbs. close presidential elections are won in the suburbs in america. in lake county, it's 2% of the population but there are people like this throughout this battleground state. you see the president with a very narrow victory when george w. bus
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